INVENT Seminar: Needs-based innovation in health care, Nov. 7

Do you have ideas to address barriers to health care delivery? If you want to learn more about the process of developing solutions based on identified clinical needs, consider attending this seminar on needs-based innovation.

INVENT Seminar
Needs-based innovation in healthcare and Stanford Biodesign
Thursday, Nov. 7, noon to 1 p.m.
Knight Cancer Research Bldg., room 1011
Please register for this free event; seating is limited.

Ryan Krone, Ph.D., will introduce the concept of needs-based innovation and discuss resources available to OHSU community members with ideas for innovation. Krone is innovation and commercialization director for Cancer Early Detection and Advanced Research (CEDAR) at OHSU.

Using the Stanford Biodesign program as a model, Krone will discuss the importance of identifying clinical needs and values early in the innovation process. Krone earned his Ph.D. in theoretical mechanics from UC Berkeley and was a fellow in the Stanford Biodesign program. As a fellow, he and colleague Holly Rockweiler co-founded Madorra, which develops non-hormonal solutions for vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women.

At CEDAR, Ryan helps individuals and teams identify potential innovations and identifies partners that can help assess commercial viability. The goal is to develop cost-effective biomedical solutions that significantly impact human health.

Please feel free to bring your lunch.

The INVENT Healthcare Innovation Seminar Series features regional experts discussing the basics of commercialization and entrepreneurship. Sponsored by OHSU’s Surgical Innovation Program and the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) at OHSU, the seminars are held every other month.

Learn more: Contact Sarah Biber ( or Melissa Mudd (